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1884 – 1st long distance telephone call, Boston-NY.

1890 – A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.

1912 – 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C.

1928 – US Ladies’ Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson.

1931 – John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on.

1942 – Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

1945 – Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys record the Harold Arlen Yip Harburg-Billy Rose song “It’s Only a Paper Moon”

1952 – “Singin’ in the Rain”, musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

1958 – CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records.

1969 – Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190- miles above southern Mars.

1972 – Adolph Rupp retires after 43 years of coaching University of Kentucky.

1978 – 40th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke, 94-88: Wildcats 5th title, forward Jack Givens scores 41 points.

1980 – Mount St. Helens becomes active after 123 years.

1988 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)

1994 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Donna Andrews wins her only major title by 1 over British runner-up Laura Davies: Andrews birdies final hole while Davies makes bogey.

2000 – Phillips explosion kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.

2014 – UN General Assembly condemns Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

2020 – $2.2 trillion stimulus package, largest in US history, signed into law by President Donald Trump saying “I never signed anything with a ‘T’ on it”

2022 – China announces Shanghai will be locked down in two stages over nine days affecting 45 million people to carry out COVID-19 testing.

2022 – El Salvador’s parliament declares a state of emergency after 62 gang killings in one day.

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